The traffic lights... here is a beautiful invention! And if it seems obvious today, to regulate road traffic or limit accidents, their creation and democratization took time. The first fire would have appeared London in 1868 (for train signaling) and was to be manned by a police officer who was handling a revolving gas lantern with complementary red and green colors.
It's only by 1920 that the French inventorLeon Foenquinos imagined the electric fire; invention he bequeathed to France for the love of the country. And we had to wait 10 years to see the arrival of the colors green and yellow-orange on his invention.
This small introduction to tell you about an innovation that gives a new dynamic to traffic lights. It has been detected in Turkey and that's the society Ekaldes which seems to be at the origin.
The idea is relatively simple, one might say obvious, because it consists of extend the color fire on the entire pole. So, it becomes absolutely impossible to miss out on the color and excuse it to the police officer in fashion "I did not see the fire" will seem highly ridiculous.
An idea that seems very relevant to the safety of roads, but which can obviously be criticized by its energy consumption that could be called useless. The classic traffic lights have been proven, so why ask miles of LED on the poles to make them bright. Another argument of the protesters is light pollution. These increased traffic lights give off a powerful artificial light that can also be dispensed with.
Come on, cut the pear in half and say that this invention can be very relevant in a selection of the most dangerous crossroads in the big cities and therefore used sparingly to guarantee our safety. And you ? What do you think ?
Imagined by: Ekaldes